Monday, September 06, 2010

It's so Sicily

I wished these were mangoes but they are not. They are the fruit of a cactus called fiche or something like that. The first thing that is striking about Sicily are these ubiquitous cactus, they are everywhere and it's no wonder that their fruit ripen, they are being sold all over the place. I've never tasted any of these. I read they are pretty sweet and has lots of seeds. I read somewhere that this guy ate so much that the seeds gave him compacted stools. I've seen these cactus in Southern California too. I don't know if anyone ever eat the fruit. What would I do if these were mangoes. I remember at an airport in Southern China, they sold mangoes. I bought one, paid for it and the fruit seller, then, peeled, sliced it and place it in a plastic bag. I then ate from the plastic bag. Mmmmmmm.... I love mangoes.

1 comment:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

They are fichi d'India or prickly pear. They are delicious but you must use a knife and fork to get the skin off as the thorns can really hurt your hands.